A Welcomed Elevation – Point Piper by Ciliberto

Words by Bronwyn Marshall
Architecture by Ciliberto
Photography by Ben Hosking
Engineering Cantilever

As a series of considered insertions within a larger context, Point Piper sees the adoption of an elemental approach to bring a composition of complementary forms to the family home. Ciliberto draws on a timelessness in forming the elevated residence, enhancing the everyday through heightened detailing.

Point Piper reflects a dedication to refinement and rigor. As an expression of materiality, whilst also creating a sculptural statement in the process, the space comes together as a series of clean lines and linear block forms. Integrated amongst industry leading fixtures and fittings, the formal approach towards the home feels almost institutional instead of residential due to its quiet restraint. The newly composed kitchen and dining room spaces become a hero of their own, carving out a focal destination within the build. Ciliberto focuses on bringing a warmth through textural elements, combining these with more muted and subtle gestures to create a series of spaces that imbue a calming feel.

The sculptural nature of the design is reinforced through the block-type forms created.

Built by One Up Building, Point Piper is a finely tuned expression of craft. The seamless junctions between materials further emphasise the space and its proportions as being spacious, eliminating excessive detail and fuss. By avoiding a trend-based approach, the design is envisioned to be timeless and remain relevant regardless of who lives there. From the materials selected and their time-wearing nature, to the forms and simplicity that ultimately run as an undercurrent throughout the home, the resulting space feels subdued and easily amendable to differing needs over time.

The sculptural nature of the design is reinforced through the block-type forms created. The abundant use of stone makes a unique statement and is balanced by soft and familiar painted plaster board walls, ensuring it feels humbled and not overbearing. Descending the stairs to the rear, the kitchen and servery sit to the right in their dedicated area, almost concealed behind half height walls, and a butler’s pantry situated behind, continuing the same linear language. The space acts as a contained series of functions whilst also feeling open and inviting like most contemporary kitchens.

The seamless junctions between materials further emphasise the space and its proportions as being spacious, eliminating excessive detail and fuss.

Point Piper features a classical take on the contemporary kitchen, where Ciliberto has referenced subtleties as their muse to create a timeless resolve. Creating a space that perfectly balances form, purpose and aesthetic, Point Piper expertly encapsulates the definition of a contemporary build – both visually appealing and supportive of function.